Monthly cargo statistics
Port of Tacoma's container volumes are up 37 percent to 469,233 TEUs year to date through March.
Demand for industrial machinery, furniture, auto parts and electronics pushed full import container volumes up nearly 52 percent to 172,421 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). Growth in agricultural and wood products contributed to a 39 percent jump in full containerized exports to 134,867 TEUs.
Domestic volumes to Alaska and Hawaii grew to 103,458 TEUs, improving 7 percent on the year.
Intermodal lifts, log exports and auto imports also posted year-to-date gains through the first three months of 2013.
Year-to-date (YTD) stats through March 2013:
TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units
The Port of Tacoma's cargo statistics are updated each month.